Eagles sweep twinbill
LASKER – Junior hurler Jeremy Canady retired seven batters as Northeast Academy notched the first of two victories in a double header versus Albemarle, 11-0.
&uot;Jeremy did a good job for us,&uot; NEA head coach Willie McLawhorn said.
&uot;He’s somebody we’re going to have to depend on next year.&uot;
After scoring three runs in the first two innings, the Eagles crossed home plate eight times in the third.
The game was called in the fourth after Albemarle was unable to score.
Senior Rich Edwards had four RBI’s and Josh Vinson had two in the Eagles’ victory.
Canady faced 17 batters in the game, allowing only five hits.
Northeast dominated the second game as well, scoring 11 runs in the first inning on the way to a 15-3 victory.
Jason Brinkley, Tyler Davis and Craig Minton each walked to load the bases.
After Brinkley came home on a pass ball, Canady was walked.
With runners on all bases, sophomore Drew Pinnix hit a two-run single to right field.
Canady crossed home on Nathan Bennett’s single to second base to give Northeast a 4-0 lead.
Senior Will McLawhorn stepped up to the plate and drilled a three-run triple to centerfield, extending the lead to 7-0.
Brinkley was walked, stole second, and came home along with McLawhorn on a Davis single to centerfield.
Davis and Minton scored the final two runs of the inning as Northeast held a commanding 11-0 lead.
Albemarle found the scoring column in the second game with the first three batters rounding the bases.
Adam Winslow tried to score for the Colts, but was tagged out at home as right fielder Chase Vaughan connected with catcher Minton.
Pitcher Ryan Davis retired the next batter and Vaughan fielded a fly ball to get the final out of the inning.
Albemarle would be unable to cross home plate again, putting only one runner on base over the next two innings.
After going three-and-out in the second, Northeast scored four more runs in the third as the game was called after three innings, with the Eagles taking the win, 15-3.
R. Davis, a sophomore, faced 13 batters in three innings, striking out four.
&uot;Ryan is another one of our young guys that we wanted to give a chance to pitch and get some experience under his belt,&uot; McLawhorn said.
&uot;After the first inning he settled down and pitched a good game.&uot;
Davis and Minton each went 2-for-2 from the plate with two RBIs.
McLawhorn recorded three RBI’s and Pinnix added two in the victory.